Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Reed Bryan Friedman was released from his suffering on July 10, 2011. He passed away from complications resulting from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).
Reed was born Nov. 30, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA, to George and Janice Coon Reed Friedman.
He is survived by his loving siblings, Diane Friedman, Colville; Malcolm Friedman and wife Jill, Colville; Joyce Woodard and husband Greg, Colbert; and Georgeann Peck and husband Dan, Spokane.
Deserae Kathleen (Austin) Martinez, a life-long resident of the Colville area, was accepted into the Lordâ€™s hands on June 26, 2011. She was born in Spokane on July 29, 1982 to Cathy Somerlott and Don Willard. She married Josh Martinez on Sept. 23, 2006. Desi graduated from Colville High School in 2001, and recently completed the Spokane Carrington College Dental Assistant program. She was employed by Whittyâ€™s Chevron. Desi enjoyed horseback riding, gardening and helping people.
Charles Hugh Mitchell, a 43-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 27, 2011, at the age of 90. Charles, (Chuck), was born on Feb. 18, 1921 in Sparta, Tennessee, the son of James and Lina Mitchell. Chuck was raised and attended school in Oklahoma. He graduated from high school in 1940. Following high school, Chuck spent a year in a CCC camp digging irrigation ditches and building fences and another year at a NYA radio school learning repair and transmissions.
Mary Akerson, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 30 at the age of 105.
She was born on May 3, 1906 in North Carolina and moved to Missouri at a young age. In grade school, her parents moved the family to Montana, where they did not find enough good farmland and then moved back to Missouri, where she graduated from high school. After high school, Mary attended a teaching summer school in Miles City, Montana so she could teach for one year without having to go to college. After one year of teaching, she attended and graduated from Dillon, Montana Teachers College.
Berneice Iona Worth, a former resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 84. She was born on July 14, 1926 in Beiseker, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Meckler) Fleck.
Jeffrey G. Fisher, a resident of Spokane, passed away on June 23, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 26. He was born on Dec. 18, 1984 in Spokane, the son of Thomas Wayne and Fisher and Lori Denise Munson.
Bert Francis Matlock, age 89, a longtime resident of Boyds, passed away on June 24, 2011 at his home. Bert was born on May 10, 1922 in Marshall, OK, the son of Noah Coleman and Nora Ann (Neuner) Matlock.
Lawrence â€śLarryâ€ť A. Schmid was born on Nov. 18, 1946 in Riverside, California and died on June 24, 2011 at the young age of 64. He was the son of Arnold and Betty Schmid.
Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend who enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, fishing, juggling and living life. He was an honest and caring man and those who knew him loved him.
Perry J. Miller of Chewelah passed away June 20 at St. JoÂ¬sephâ€™s Hospital. He was 90.
Perry was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Brookfield, Ill., to Perry D. Miller and Barbara L. (Eminger) Miller. He attended high school in Ripley, OK and college at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater).
Darlene V. Eason, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 23, 2011 in Kettle Falls at the age of 79. She was born in Janesville, WI, the daughter of Bert and Cynthia (Blackman) McCaslin.
Darlene moved from Wisconsin to Walla Walla with her family when she was five and then to Pleasant Valley (Rice) when she was 12. She married Sam Eason on March 17, 1979 and they enjoyed 32 wonderful years together. Darlene was one of the most pleasant people anyone could ever know.